AND THE WINNERS ARE …
This Is Art! Winners Announced | Prizefund of over €10,000
CELEBRATING YOUNG ARTISTS OF ALL ABILITIES
For more on all the winners | www.rte.ie/thisisart
The Creative Ireland Programme and RTÉ have today announced the winners of the second This Is Art! national competition which celebrates young artists of all abilities. The winners, below, come from Co. Cork (2), Co Wicklow, Co. Wexford and Co. Mayo and according to the independent panel of judges, the standard of entries was once again extremely high this year, right across the age categories.
Working to the theme, ‘This Is Extraordinary’, almost 2,000 entries were received from young artists of all abilities, aged 18 and under, all over the country who created an original piece of art that will be showcased in an online art gallery for generations to come. In so doing, the competition promotes artistic practice among young people and encourages and supports creativity, originality and self-expression.
Selected works from this year’s entries will feature on billboards across the country and on social media as part of a campaign by The Creative Ireland Programme and RTÉ.
Winners by Age Category
The 2022 This is Art! winners are:
- Age 7 and under: Caterina Chiu Paone from Mitchelstown, Co. Cork – ‘Sleeping on a Rainbow’.
- Age 8 – 11: Phoenix Boniwell from Ballinspittle, Co Cork – ‘The Ghost of Garretstown’
- Age 12 – 15: Elizabeth Wilson from Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow – ‘Papillon’
- Age 16 – 18: Sarah McLoughlin from Killinick, Co. Wexford – ‘Stuck in my Room’
- Group category: Lottie & Rosie Billington (sisters) from Westport, Co. Mayo – ‘Surf On Turn’
Grand Prix: Each 1st place winner receives the coveted TIA Grand Prix Award of a specially commissioned sculpture by ceramic artist.Shane Keeling
Bursary: The 16 to 18 category winners will be offered bursaries towards furthering their art education along with prize vouchers for art supplies and materials.
Certificates: 100 young artists will also receive hand printed Certificates of Commendation along with prize vouchers for art materials.
- Group: Group category winners will also receive a bursary towards an art experience for their school or community group.
- Annie Fletcher – Director of IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art
- Tadhg Crowley – Senior Curator, The Glucksman
- Aideen Barry – Visual Artist
- Amanda Coogan – Visual Artist
- Will Sliney – Illustrator